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Trophies on a table on an athletic field

Confessions of a participation trophy liberal – and what it tells you about Pa. politics | Opinion

BY: - April 6, 2022

Compromise and bipartisanship is out the window in the Pa. General Assembly. We need a better dialogue.

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The Pa. Constitution belongs to all of us. Not one political party | Patrick Beaty

BY: - March 9, 2022

By Patrick Beaty Article I of the Pennsylvania Constitution declares the fundamental rights of all Commonwealth citizens and defines in many respects the relationship between them and their elected representatives. Among the rights reserved to the people themselves is “the inalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as […]

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Pennsylvania Republicans are planning a redistricting redo in time for the 2024 election | Opinion

BY: - January 7, 2022

Power is everything, and almost nothing is out of bounds in pursuit of power - even amending the state Constitution.

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A note to Pa. Republicans: Just because you can amend the state Constitution, it doesn’t mean you should | Opinion

BY: - July 7, 2021

Republican lawmakers defend this end-run around the Governor by saying they just want to “let the voters decide.”

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Our declaration of independence: Pa. wants redistricting reform. Lawmakers have failed to listen | Opinion

BY: - July 2, 2020

We have attempted every lawful avenue of request, petitioning our legislators in every way we know, All have been met with silence.

Census 2020: Pa. is expected to lose a seat in Congress. Here’s why that’s a huge deal

BY: - January 9, 2020

With about 13 million people as of last year, Pennsylvania is the nation’s 5th most populous state. But other states, particularly those in the Sun Belt, are growing faster.

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-Northampton, addresses the Senate State Government Committee.

‘We have to give it a shot’: Redistricting bill passes Senate committee, as reformers call for more work

BY: - April 10, 2019

A bill that would change the way Pennsylvania draws its political maps got the support of a Senate committee Tuesday, even though lawmakers and activists alike still think it needs some work.